Communications from the President

Below you can read communications from the President to the campus community and the community at large, including addresses, memorandums and opinion pieces prepared for local and regional publications.

$20 million gift to support the UA’s participation in the GMT project

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$20 million gift to support the UA’s participation in the GMT project (12/15/2014)

I am very pleased to announce a gift of $20 million from Richard F. Caris that will support the UA’s participation in the GMT project. [More]

Spring Fling 2015

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Spring Fling 2015 (11/18/2014)

A 41-year tradition, Spring Fling is the primary fundraiser for the 500+ University of Arizona clubs that make student life here so diverse and vibrant. 

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Update on UAHN – Banner Health Merger

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Update on UAHN – Banner Health Merger (11/17/2014)

I am very pleased to provide you with an update about the merger of University of Arizona Health Network into Banner Health. 

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Announcing the UA Institute for Career Readiness and Engagement

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Announcing the UA Institute for Career Readiness and Engagement (11/11/2014)

I'm writing to announce a major development in our 100% Student Engagement initiative.

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2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (09/30/2014)

Today, the University of Arizona Police Department has submitted the 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

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Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

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Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer (09/05/2014)

I am pleased to announce that Gregg Goldman has been selected as Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer.

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome Back! (09/04/2014)

I’d like to welcome new and returning students to the University of Arizona and invite you to watch this video to learn about some changes on campus.

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August 2014 Friends of UA

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August 2014 Friends of UA (08/08/2014)

The U.S. system of higher education faces many challenges to continuing its important role in the nation’s future.

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Campus Update

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Campus Update (07/11/2014)

Thank you all for an exceptional year here at the University of Arizona.

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Arizona Health Sciences Center Clinical Affiliations

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Arizona Health Sciences Center Clinical Affiliations (06/26/2014)

The University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) Board of Directors and the Arizona Board of Regents have given preliminary approval for negotiations to combine UAHN with Banner Health (Banner).

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Senior Associate to the President and Secretary of the University

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Senior Associate to the President and Secretary of the University (05/30/2014)

I am very pleased to announce that Jon Dudas has accepted the position of Senior Associate to the President and Secretary of the University.

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May 2014 Friends of UA

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May 2014 Friends of UA (05/15/2014)

On Saturday, May 17, the University of Arizona will celebrate the academic achievement of approximately 6,000 students at our 2014 Commencement.

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Arizona NOW Campaign

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Arizona NOW Campaign (04/25/2014)

The University launched its capital fundraising campaign, Arizona NOW, on Friday, April 11.

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Senior Vice President for Research

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Senior Vice President for Research (04/15/2014)

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy has accepted an appointment as Senior Vice President for Research.

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Regents’ Professor Appointments

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Regents’ Professor Appointments (04/07/2014)

I am very pleased and proud to announce that the Arizona Board of Regents has confirmed the appointments of Professors Mary Stiner and Jonathan Overpeck as Regents’ Professors.

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Campus Visit by Candidate for Senior Vice President for Research

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Campus Visit by Candidate for Senior Vice President for Research (03/18/2014)

I am writing with news that the next and final candidate for Senior Vice President for Research, Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy, will visit campus March 19 – 21.

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UA Tuition Proposal for 2014-15

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UA Tuition Proposal for 2014-15 (03/12/2014)

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart submitted the following tuition proposal to the Arizona Board of Regents on Mar. 12, 2014.

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Defense and Security Research Institute

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Defense and Security Research Institute (03/10/2014)

Announcing the formation of a Defense and Security Research Institute at the University of Arizona

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Campus Visit by Second Candidate for Senior Vice President for Research

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Campus Visit by Second Candidate for Senior Vice President for Research (03/04/2014)

The next candidate for Senior Vice President for Research, Dr. James W. Tracy, will visit campus March 6 and 7.

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Appointment of UA Chief of Police

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Appointment of UA Chief of Police (03/03/2014)

We are very pleased to announce that UA Police Department Commander Brian Seastone has accepted an appointment as UA Chief of Police.

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Campus Visit by Candidate for Senior Vice President for Research

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Campus Visit by Candidate for Senior Vice President for Research (02/27/2014)

Announcing that the Search Advisory Committee has invited several candidates for the position of Senior Vice President for Research to Tucson for campus visits.

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Vice President for Strategic Planning and Analysis

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Vice President for Strategic Planning and Analysis (02/21/2014)

Announcing that Dr. Barbara Bryson has accepted an appointment as Vice President for Strategic Planning and Analysis.

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Campus Update

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Campus Update (02/13/2014)

We have much to celebrate: our men’s basketball team is having an unbelievable season, the restoration and renovation of Old Main is proceeding rapidly, the OSIRIS-REx mission has begun its countdown to launch in 2016.

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January 2014 Friends of UA

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January 2014 Friends of UA (01/17/2014)

To continue leading Arizona’s innovation economy the University of Arizona must be a leader among the nation’s super land-grant universities.

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year! (01/01/2014)

2013 was an extraordinary year for the University of Arizona. We look forward to celebrating many more UA accomplishments and achievements in 2014. Have a safe and happy New Year!

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Friends of UA Winter 2013

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Friends of UA Winter 2013 (12/06/2013)

I want to begin this edition of “Friends of UA” by expressing my sincere gratitude for all the support that the University of Arizona has received over the past several weeks.[More]

Campus Update—End of Fall Semester 2013

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Campus Update—End of Fall Semester 2013 (12/06/2013)

I hope you all had a joyous and restful Thanksgiving.  From Homecoming to the Wildcats’ stunning victory.
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Call for Nominations: Senior Vice President for Research

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Call for Nominations: Senior Vice President for Research (12/02/2013)

As many of you know, my office has initiated a search for several leadership positions within the University of Arizona’s administration.

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Thanksgiving Greeting from President Hart

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Thanksgiving Greeting from President Hart (11/25/2013)

As the holiday season draws near, and we look forward to gathering with our families and acknowledging the blessings in our lives, I’d like to pause and reflect on all the ways that the University of Arizona is blessed.

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Announcement regarding Executive Director and Vice President

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Announcement regarding Executive Director and Vice President (11/15/2013)

J.C. has let me know that he wishes to return to his teaching and research full-time.

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Never Settle Strategic Academic and Business Plan Presentation to ABOR, Nov. 22

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Never Settle Strategic Academic and Business Plan Presentation to ABOR, Nov. 22 (11/13/2013)

On Friday, November 22, at 9:15 a.m., in the CCP, Auditorium 108, I will present our Never Settle Strategic Academic and Business Plan to ABOR.

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Friends of UA Fall 2013

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Friends of UA Fall 2013 (10/31/2013)

Welcome to “Friends of UA,” a monthly letter about important initiatives and activities advancing the University of Arizona (UA).

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Fall Semester Updates

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Fall Semester Updates (10/25/2013)

With the Never Settle academic strategic plan, the UA is calling upon its distinguished history as a land-grant university.
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2013 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

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2013 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (10/02/2013)

Today, the University of Arizona Police Department releases the 2013 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. 

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Global, Online, and Extended Campus Initiatives

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Global, Online, and Extended Campus Initiatives (09/04/2013)

Our strategic plan calls for increased attention on enrollment growth and expanded global initiatives.

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Policy Regarding Non-enrolled Minors

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Policy Regarding Non-enrolled Minors (09/03/2013)

The University of Arizona is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment for all who engage with us.

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Message Regarding Yarnell Hill Fire Victims

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Message Regarding Yarnell Hill Fire Victims (07/01/2013)

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the 19 brave heroes who gave their lives in fighting the devastating and deadly Yarnell wildfire.
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Interim Senior VP for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

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Interim Senior VP for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer (06/12/2013)

James A. Hyatt has accepted an appointment as Interim Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and CFO.

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Vice President for Research

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Vice President for Research (06/11/2013)

Leslie Tolbert has decided to return to the Department of Neuroscience with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

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UA Alumni Association Reporting Change

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UA Alumni Association Reporting Change (06/10/2013)

The Alumni Association will now report to University Relations while maintaining its 501(c)3 status.

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Organizational Changes in Business Affairs

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Organizational Changes in Business Affairs (06/04/2013)

Milton Castillo has announced his resignation as Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer.

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Change in Reporting Line for Office of Regional Development, Outreach and Global Initiatives

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Change in Reporting Line for Office of Regional Development, Outreach and Global Initiatives (05/21/2013)

The reporting line for the Office of the Vice President for Regional Development, Outreach and Global Initiatives and its units will be the Office of the Provost.

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Regents’ Professor Appointments

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Regents’ Professor Appointments (05/20/2013)

The title of Regents' Professor is reserved for faculty members with exceptional achievements that have brought them national and international distinction.

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Interim Data Analyst for Planning

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Interim Data Analyst for Planning (05/17/2013)

Kathy Whisman, Assistant Vice President in the Budget Office, has accepted added duties as the Interim Data Analyst for Planning.

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Special Advisor to the President for Public Outreach

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Special Advisor to the President for Public Outreach (05/03/2013)

I am pleased to announce that Tannya Gaxiola has joined the Executive Office of the President at the University of Arizona as Special Advisor to the President for Public Outreach.

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Performance-Based Salary Increases

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Performance-Based Salary Increases (04/10/2013)

I am pleased to announce that a university-wide salary adjustment pool of $9.1 million has been established to fund performance-based salary increases for benefits-eligible faculty and staff ...

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Vice President Appointments

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Vice President Appointments (03/05/2013)

Vice President for Human Resources Allison Vaillancourt and Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science Executive Dean Joaquin Ruiz have accepted new responsibilities.

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New Senior Vice President for University Relations

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New Senior Vice President for University Relations (02/12/2013)

Teresa Lucie Thompson, an accomplished national marketing executive, will join the University of Arizona as Senior Vice President for University Relations.

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New Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost

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New Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost (02/12/2013)

Dr. Andrew C. Comrie has been selected for the permanent post of Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Arizona.

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Executive Office of the President Restructuring

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Executive Office of the President Restructuring (01/25/2013)

Starting next week, Dr. J.C. Mutchler will join the Executive Office of the President team as Executive Director and Vice President ...

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Annual Service Awards Luncheon and Retiree Dinner Reception

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Annual Service Awards Luncheon and Retiree Dinner Reception (01/16/2013)

In honor of employee service, we will host two events this spring. Employees retiring by June 30, 2013, will be invited to the ...

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Budget Model Redesign — Responsibility-Centered Management (RCM)

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Budget Model Redesign — Responsibility-Centered Management (RCM) (12/12/2012)

Since my arrival, I have benefitted from a number of thoughtful conversations with faculty, staff, and students regarding the great strengths and important ...

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Input Invited for Provost Search

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Input Invited for Provost Search (10/15/2012)

Members of the campus community are invited to share their input regarding the type of qualities, characteristics and experience they would like the new Provost to bring to the UA. Please see the schedule to find out the meeting time for the constituency group to which you belong.

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Executive Searches Update

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Executive Searches Update (10/11/2012)

In August I announced several executive searches moving forward this fall at the UA.

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Fall Semester Beginnings

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Fall Semester Beginnings (09/19/2012)

In my third month at the University of Arizona, I write to touch base with you and reflect on the issues ...

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Dr. J. Lyle Bootman Steps Down as Senior VP for Health Sciences

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Dr. J. Lyle Bootman Steps Down as Senior VP for Health Sciences (09/12/2012)

After serving as senior vice president for health sciences for the past year, Dr. J. Lyle Bootman is stepping down from this interim role, effective September 12, 2012.

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Amy Taczanowsky to Serve as Executive Associate to the President

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Amy Taczanowsky to Serve as Executive Associate to the President (08/22/2012)

With great pleasure I announce that Amy Taczanowsky has agreed to serve as the executive associate to the president within my office.

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University of Arizona Integrated Planning Process

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University of Arizona Integrated Planning Process (08/07/2012)

The University of Arizona is one of the world’s great universities, recently ranked 50th in the world by ...

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University of Arizona Senior Leadership Searches

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University of Arizona Senior Leadership Searches (08/01/2012)

As I said on my first day at the University of Arizona, one of the most pressing needs we face is to fill ...

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Suzanne Y. Ornelas to Serve as Chief of Staff and Liaison to the Arizona Board of Regents

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Suzanne Y. Ornelas to Serve as Chief of Staff and Liaison to the Arizona Board of Regents (07/27/2012)

I take great pleasure in announcing that Suzanne Y. Ornelas has agreed to serve as my Chief of Staff and Liaison to ...

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Reporting Illegal or Unethical Conduct at the University of Arizona

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Reporting Illegal or Unethical Conduct at the University of Arizona (07/26/2012)

The recent convictions of Jerry Sandusky for child sexual abuse, the findings of the Freeh report, and the recent actions ...

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Call for Nominations for Regents' Professorships

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Call for Nominations for Regents' Professorships (07/03/2012)

The Call for Nominations of candidates for the 2012-2013 Regents' Professors is now open. The designation of Regents' Professor is the highest of faculty ranks and is reserved for full professors with exceptional achievements that have brought them national or ...

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New General Counsel

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New General Counsel (07/02/2012)

Upon the successful completion of a national search, I am pleased to announce that Laura Todd Johnson has been named Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel. Ms. Johnson joined the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Arizona ten years ago ...

 

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President Hart Visits DC

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President Hart Visits DC ()

President Ann Weaver Hart held her popular UA President's Distinguished Speaker Series on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in April.

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ABOR Names UA Presidential Candidate

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ABOR Names UA Presidential Candidate ()

The Arizona Board of Regents has named Dr. Ann Weaver Hart as the candidate for the president of the University of Arizona. Dr. Hart is currently president of Temple University and has served as president of the University of New Hampshire.

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Senior VP for Health Sciences

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Senior VP for Health Sciences ()

The UA invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior VP for Health Sciences.

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Hart Calls for Changes in How Pac-12 Organizes, Oversees Basketball Officiating

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Hart Calls for Changes in How Pac-12 Organizes, Oversees Basketball Officiating ()

President Ann Weaver Hart released the following statement in response to the results of an independent review of an officiating dispute at the Pac-12 men's basketball tournament.

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Ann Weaver Hart Named 21st UA President

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Ann Weaver Hart Named 21st UA President ()

Ann Weaver Hart has been named the 21st president of the University of Arizona. President Hart, formerly president of Temple University and the University of New Hampshire, took over the helm of the UA on July 1.

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Senior VP for Academic Affairs and Provost

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Senior VP for Academic Affairs and Provost ()

The UA seeks an innovative leader to guide the institution in achieving exceptional advancement in the 21st century.

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President Hart, Congressman Barber Call for Two-Year Extension of Student Loan Rates

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President Hart, Congressman Barber Call for Two-Year Extension of Student Loan Rates ()

Federal student loans are vital to educational opportunities, UA President Ann Weaver Hart and U.S. Rep. Ron Barber emphasize in the Arizona Daily Star.

 

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UA Tuition Proposal for 2012-13

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UA Tuition Proposal for 2012-13 ()

The University of Arizona is recommending no base tuition increase in 2012-13 for all new and continuing undergraduate resident students. A modest increase of 3 percent is proposed for non-resident and graduate students.

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The Inauguration of President Ann Weaver Hart

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The Inauguration of President Ann Weaver Hart ()

Ann Weaver Hart was inaugurated as the UA's 21st president on Nov. 30.

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A doctor-shortage 'perfect storm' is upon us

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A doctor-shortage 'perfect storm' is upon us ()

Arizona has a severe doctor shortage. This is nothing new. The baby boomer generation continues to age and need more, and more health care.

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Appointments and Searches

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Appointments and Searches ()

One of my first priorities as president is to fill several executive leadership positions. Last week, I announced two key appointments.

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